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Topics Covered

  • Overview of Cancer & Co-Morbidities
  • The Role of Caregivers in Care Coordination for People Living with Cancer & Co-Morbidities
  • Tips for Communicating with the Health Care Team about Care Coordination
  • Challenges of Coordinating Your Loved One’s Care & Follow-Up Appointments
  • Adherence – Taking Pills on Schedule
  • Lead time in Refilling Prescriptions & Planning for Visitors, Weekends, Special Occasions, Travel & Holidays
  • Resources for the Costs of Care, including Homecare
  • Finding the Practical Help You Need: Co-Pay Foundations & Federal, State & Local Programs
  • Legal Advocacy Tips for Caregivers
  • Learning How to Appeal Insurance, Medical, Medicaid & Provider Denials
  • Other Resources, VA Benefits & Family Medical Leave Act/FMLA
  • Tips on Choosing Community & Medical Resources to Improve Your Quality-of-Life
  • Time Saving Self-Care/Self-Advocacy Tips for Caregivers
  • Questions for Our Panel of Experts

Our Panel of Experts

Stewart B. Fleishman, MD

Former Founding Director, Cancer Support Services, Continuum Cancer Centers of New York, Author, Researcher in Oncology

Guadalupe R. Palos, RN, MSW, DrPH

Clinical Protocol Administrative Manager, Office of Cancer Survivorship, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Debra J. Wolf, Esq.

Senior Supervising Attorney, LegalHealth, New York Legal Assistance Group (NYLAG)

Carolyn Messner, DSW, OSW-C, FAPOS, FAOSW

Director of Education and Training, CancerCare

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Workshop Date

This workshop was originally recorded on June 17, 2019.

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The information presented in this workshop is provided for your general information only. It is not intended as medical advice and should not be relied upon as a substitute for consultations with qualified health professionals who are aware of your specific situation. We encourage you to take information and questions back to your individual health care provider as a way of creating a dialogue and partnership about your cancer and your treatment.

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